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Iron Maiden Audio CD
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30 years, 80 million album sales, close to 2000 live performances, countless satisfied customers and now 15 studio albums of unerring quality and power: Iron Maiden have more than earned their proudly-held status as undisputed heavy metal champions of the world.

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  • Audio CD (14 Sep 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0000251VP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,733 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Prowler (1998 Digital Remaster) 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sanctuary (1998 Digital Remaster) 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Remember Tomorrow (1998 Digital Remaster) 5:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Running Free (1998 Digital Remaster) 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Phantom Of The Opera (1998 Digital Remaster) 7:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Transylvania (1998 Digital Remaster) 4:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Strange World (1998 Digital Remaster) 5:320.99  Buy MP3 
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This opening sonic salvo from Steve Harris's East End stalwarts pretty much defined the late 1970's post-punk rebirth of rock traditionalism known as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. Featuring the strident cockney roar of the band's original lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, Iron Maiden capitalised on the band's enormous grass-roots live following by storming immediately into the upper reaches of the album chart. A perfect balance of the irresistibly catchy ("Running Free"), the intricately epic ("Phantom Of The Opera") and the roguishly profane ("Charlotte The Harlot"), it's an assured debut, superficially marred by somewhat pedestrian production values. Newly enhanced with the addition of video clips and assorted other multimedia goodies, Iron Maiden--specifically the blazing, fretboard ferocity of its closing title track--is an utterly essential element of any self-respecting metal-head's record collection. Furious, whiplash headbanging is not so much recommended as completely unavoidable. --Ian Fortnam

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a heavy metal classic... 8 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
Just listened to this album right through for the first time in years. I used to love it as a teenager and it still makes me wanna freak out. This album is still as jaw-droppingly amazing as the first time.

What amazes most is how fresh it all sounds and how un-self-consciously inventive...the best songs (Running Free, Phantom, Charlotte) have tempo and style changes, covering hard rock, hammering metal, punk (yes punk, how could they not have been influenced by it, it was 1980 for pete's sake), funk rock and even the soulful break on Charlotte. Yet none of it sounds dated. They were obviously still looking for a sound that would fit and it's a thrill to explore that world on the cusp of the 70s/80s with them.

In fact, now it's even better for just checking how many bands have ripped off every riff, every guitar lick and every snarl in Paul Dianno's red raw larynx.

Everybody from G'n'R, Nirvana, to the QOTSA and White Stripes seem to have had a piece away.

Surely that's greatest compliment anyone could ever pay to this fantastic album.

Just buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is where it started 25 Aug 2010
Format:Audio CD
The start and with Killers, the best of punk/metal.Fast furious and still my favourite. For so many bands the first couple of albums are their best, so it is with Maiden
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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This debut album from one of the most influential metal outfits of all time is what classic metal is all about.
Stuff "Appetite for destruction" ! This is it. The two are just not compareable in any way, shape or form. This is solid, astonishing heavy metal. The other is "rock"....end of story.
Paul di'Anno's vocal talent is a subject of much debate amongst Maiden fans, but I say if you rate this album, then you rate the vocals... I think they fit the sound. He wouldn't have done too well of Number of the beast and on, but he wasn't on them , so lets leave it alone!
Prowler, although not a Maiden classic, is a pretty good opener. Its got all the ingredients of a good metal tune. Thumping drums, chunky opening guitars and some furious soloing.
Sanctuary is fast and racy.
Rememeber Tomorrow is a great song. it takes you from slow involved listening to all out head shaking madness in the blink of an eye.
Running Free is a global Maiden anthem and thats all you need to say!
Phantom', the ever lasting Lucozade Theme (remember that?) is an epic song that showed the band were not just another long haired bunch of noise makers.
Transylvania has some blinding guitar work, but alas its my least fave song on the album. It does however, contrast nicely with Strange world which again is very moody and slow.
Charlotte the Harlot is my personal favorite. The opening is good, but the best bit (on song and album I feel) comes about 2 minutes 45 seconds into the song. This transition from slow pace to blistering lead guitar madness is just as dynamic and furious as any early slayer or Exodus break.
Iron Maiden is a good song that everyone can sing along to.
This album is an eternal classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Debut 4 Mar 2013
By Driza
Format:Audio CD
In terms of music progression, so much can be achieved in such a short time if you have the drive,determination and above all, talent.Think of where the Beatles started (Please Please Me)and it is staggering to think that only 5 years later,there was Sgt Pepper. Or the journey from Keep Yourself Alive to Bohemian Rhapsody in only 3 years of recording. (Contrast the 13 years before the charred remains of Guns n Roses dignity finally spat out the by word for "Thanks lads but you really shouldn'tve bothered"rock mess of Chinese Democracy.It doesn't always follow)
In rock, there is no doubt the bar has been significantly raised over the years, and although it's ok to be ok (eg Saxon) If you want to make it, you have to be better than good right from the get go. Which brings me to this release. Steve Harris was never that happy with the production on the original,( I have not heard what he thinks of any remastering,) but there is little doubt the quality of the songs, the arrangements and above all the playing on this album makes it an outstanding debut release for so many reasons.

Maiden were a different animal back then. The songs were influenced by the usual rock star outlaw fantasies with a healthy dose of horror movie imagery. Sharp lead guitar, tight disciplined songs with hooks, and choruses (thankfully falling short of the "anthemic" trap)a post punk aggressive rhythm and solid, though it has to be said, unspectacular drumming (that would come with Nicko's arrival).Then there was Paul. Spiky hair, leather jacket,bullet belt, studded wristband and a punk/metal growl and howl. he encapsulated everything about the new confrontational metal attitude.He fitted perfectly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still one of their best 26 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
24 years on, Iron Maiden's debut album still remains as some of the most compelling and diverse material the band ever recorded. From NWOBHM rockers such as opener "Prowler", more melodic introspective moments ("remember tomorrow", "strange world"), the glorious proto-epic "Phantom of the Opera" and the almost danceably catchy "Running Free", every track here is stoked in the furnace of Maiden's East London beginnings. The album has received some criticism for the lack of production values, however, I think the raw edginess suits the nature of the songs very accordingly. Similarly, many people dismiss this album as it does not feature Bruce Dickinson, but his predecessor, Paul Dianno. Once again, that would be a mistake, as Paul's leering, earthy charm is perfectly suited to the material on the disk. Although most people will instantly think of Steve Harris' distinctive bass playing, Dave Murray's bluesy guitar sound is just as much a defining part of the primordial Maiden sound, as evidenced through his solos in Charlotte the Harlot and Phantom of the Opera to name two personal highlights. Essential Maiden.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 15 days ago by Elias Eliades
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
The early Iron maiden I like the best.
It has all the good songs on it
the art work is very good.
Play very very Loud.
Published 3 months ago by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Best metal album ever made
Still sounds amazing ,we all love Bruce but d'iannos vocals really make this record and maiden what they were and were to become. Read more
Published 4 months ago by moose
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific
In my opinion this classic is a five stars album because everything that you want in a heavy metal album you right find in iron maiden's debut album. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Vandre F. O. Nicolau
4.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
a totally fantastic album, that has ne of the most memorable band signature tunes ever written. a must get album for any iron maiden fan
Published 11 months ago by lloydie4
5.0 out of 5 stars best maiden album
i bought this 1998 remastered cd, for sanctuary song only, but i rediscovered other gems. Paul dianno voice fits very well on this record. the sound is great. highly recommended. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Marco
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant debut
For years I wondered what the rock track on the old BASF advert was. For 30 years I've hunted it and finally I found it on here - Phantom of the Opera. It was worth the wait. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. B. A. French
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Great CD with loads of extras and concert video on it. I dont really like rock music much but like Iron Maiden.
Published 15 months ago by Simon W Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars THE IRON MAIDEN!!!
Iron Maiden are one of the greatest bands in heavy metal. This is the debut album featuring Paul Di'Anno on vocals. Read more
Published 16 months ago by andrew.lamont
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Heavy Metal Debut of all Time, Absolutely...
What i love about this Iron Maiden Album is the the total rawness of it all.
Every Track is absolutely Brilliant and Paul Di Anno adds a raw edge to every track. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Andrew Goodman
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